US flag Sunday 1st July 2018
New York, New York, USA

Madison Square Garden


[Desire ends]

Bono: "All of this can be yours!  Desire... greed... show-offiness... deceit... lust... vanity – all the essentials for a showman like myself. And of course... une licence... to just look... in the mirror... all day, all night." [approaches tablet computer on a stand; sees a devilish face superimposed over his own image]

MacPhisto: [inhales and exhales heavily]

Crowd: [whoops]

MacPhisto: [sings] "Please allow me to introduce myself. I'm a man... of wealth and taste. Been around a long, long year... stole many a man's soul..." [whispers] "...to waste. I was there in Charlottesville, with the Nazi flags!" [gives Nazi salute] "...and the KKK. On the 4th of July, I like the colonies! What's all this..." [pretends to wave a flag] "...'Independence Day'?"

Crowd: [whoops]

MacPhisto: "Pleased to meet you. Hope you guess my name!"

Crowd: [applause]

MacPhisto: "The name... i-- is MacPhisto, actually."

Crowd: [cheer]

MacPhisto: "Though I sometimes dress up as... Mick Jagger." [sniggers]

Crowd: [whoops]

MacPhisto: "All this fuss about the border!  I mean..." [whispers] "ICE ICE babyyy!" [sniggers]

Crowd: [laughter and cheers]

MacPhisto: "Children in cages – very Hansel and Gretel." [American accent] "Mmmm, it's all Three... Card... Monte! You lookin' at the border? And in the meantime..." [normal accent] "Harley-Davidson are moving to Europe!  I do love a good trade war, don't you?!"

Crowd: [cheers and applause]

MacPhisto: "Nothing like it to disunite our nations." [inhales] "It's been a great year, hasn't it? America leaves the Human Rights Council – ohhh, yes. Wonderful! And New York? Oh yes, sophisticated, liberal New York – just remember. It's when you don't believe I exist – that's when I do... my best work." [sniggers]

[Acrobat begins]

MacPhisto: "Don't believe what you hear. Don't believe what you see. If you just close your eyes, you can FEEL THE ENEMY! Go on! Ha!" [raises and waves his arms]


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